Walter E. Plummer

February 9, 1952April 12, 2019
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Walter Plummer, 67, of Fort Smith, passed from this life April 12, 2019 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was born in Texarkana, AR on February 9, 1952 to Kenneth and Lenora Ruble Plummer. He spent the majority of his youth in Okinawa, Japan. After graduating from Okinawa High School, he attended Suomi College in Hancock, Michigan before eventually settling in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Walter was a master finisher and started his business, Plummer's Refinishing, in the mid-eighties. He met the love of his life, Patricia (Patty), while attending church at Harvest Time. They married May 7, 1988 and shared 31 wonderful years together at the time of his death. Walter loved life and cherished his family and his large circle of friends. He was always the life of the party, with his booming voice, infectious laugh, and spontaneous song. He was an avid history buff, a self-proclaimed pool shark, a lover of music, and had an extraordinary love of food. Walter considered his relationship was Jesus Christ his most important relationship and loved to share Him with everyone he met. Walter leaves behind his most important gift, his legacy of love. Walter is survived by his wife, Patty McKinney Plummer; his children, Kara Clark of Little Rock, Brad Martin, Kassie Hicks and Kelly Jones of Fort Smith; his brother, Kenneth Clyde Plummer and his wife Sandy of Hector, Arkansas; three sisters, Barbara Owsley of Joplin, Missouri, Sharon Rippetoe and her husband David of Oklahoma City and Tanra Dauzat and her husband Roy of Rogers, Arkansas, as well as his grandchildren, Garrett Clark, Kaitlyn Hicks, Emily Hicks, Hailey Jones and Eli Clark. Funeral services will be 2:00pm Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Harvest Time, with burial to follow at White Bluff Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00pm Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel. Services are under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Flowers to Edwards Funeral Home or donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Bridge Church, P.O. Box 180278, Fort Smith, AR 72918. To leave an online memory, visit


  • The Bridge Church


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Abu Bella

April 17, 2019

As the Day's of our Life Turn. & we Grow Older & become more Wiser. We'll always be a BABY IN THE EYE'S OF JESUS CHRIST. Walter, walked that path. He walked over many BRIDGE'S IN His 67yrs. & made that HOME IN FORT SMITH AK. at the BRIDGE CHURCH. As Pastor Preston. Pressed ever Sunday with New Scripture. Walter was the Same. week After Week. Walter wore that Same 'OL SMILE. Now he's in the Lord's prayer and Hand. I'll be Sure to always Rember the ( WILD GAME MEAT HE GAVE TO ME.) DEER JEERKEY. Walter never Jeerked around. But would always JOKED AROUND EVEN IN CHURCH AT THE RIGHT TIME'S 📿 this is where GREAT MEN LIKE MR. WALTER PLUMMBER GET TO GO SEE HEAVEN AND MEET GOD. AMEN, AMEN... PEACE 📿👑📿

Lanita Chastain

April 17, 2019

No doubt, the ‘fun’ quotient of heaven has increased upon Walter’s arrival!
Patty, I’m praying for you & your family! I know that Jesus will hold you together. Our loves now wait for our arrival, but we have a lot of living to do until that day!! Much love to you!

Tim Salokar

April 16, 2019

Man so many memories I enjoyed being with Walter every day we sang we danced we joked we always played trick's on folks one time we bought a rubber snake and I painted it to look like a copper head we put it in the shop doorway and set all day and laughed watching people get scared it was great he had me put Vaseline under his friends windshield wipers while he put in under there door handles every day was fun with Walter I'm going to miss him a great deal

Debra Johnson

April 16, 2019

I always enjoyed making Walter cookies, that he would use to minister or love on or just give away.

Sarah Migeot

April 16, 2019

Patty's Sarah Jane here. I am so sorry to hear about Walter. It's been so long since we have seen each other but I think of you and our high school times very often. I am sending you much love, hugs, and prayers. Sarah McKenzie Migeot


April 16, 2019

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